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Revolutionary War exhibit opens at Cheraw Arts Council gallery, history talks set Nov. 10

First Posted: 4:44 am - November 2nd, 2015 Updated: 4:44 am - November 2nd, 2015.

By Lindsay Bennett - For the Chronicle



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The Cheraw Arts Commission will feature the Revolutionary War in South Carolina exhibit from the South Carolina State Museum at the Burr Gallery during November.

The exhibit opens Tuesday and continues through Friday, Nov. 20 in the gallery located at the Cheraw Community Center, 200 Powe St.

The panel exhibit examines the major role that South Carolina played in the Revolutionary War, where more than 200 engagements (battles and skirmishes) took place, more than any other colony during the war. The panels also highlight major battles that took place in South Carolina, including the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, the Cherokee Attack and the Battle of Cowpens, as well as the role African-Americans and women played in the war.

Historic Cheraw and the Cheraw Arts Commission will present two history talks on Tuesday, Nov. 10 in conjunction with the exhibit. Historians Charles B. Baxley and David P. Reuwer will be the featured speakers for these free events.

Baxley will present “The Revolutionary War Comes to Cheraw” during a lunchtime talk at the Cheraw Community Center from noon to 1 p.m. Baxley is the publisher of Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution, an online magazine dedicated to the study of the War for American Independence in the Southern Department from 1760 to 1789 and in its greater context.

The evening talk, “A Visit with Colonel Joseph Kershaw” will be at Old St. David’s Episcopal Church at 6:30 p.m. and will be presented by Baxley with a visit from Joseph Kershaw portrayed by David P. Reuwer, founder of the new American Revolution Association. Reuwer is also the editor of American Revolution magazine.

The public is invited to visit the Burr Gallery and attend the history talks. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Contact the Cheraw Arts Commission at 843-537-8420, extension 12, for additional information.

The Cheraw Arts Commission is supported by the S.C. Arts Commission, which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Lindsay Bennett is executive director of the Cheraw Arts Commission.

By Lindsay Bennett

For the Chronicle

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